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Please note that clinic appointments may be virtual visits. The clinic team will let you know what type of appointment is appropriate for your care. Learn more about virtual visits at UHN »

 What We Do

The Falls Prevention Program helps patients prevent falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospitalization for seniors. At your first visit, you will be seen by a nurse, physiotherapist and doctor to identify why you have been falling. We work with you on your physical abilities, provide you with recommendations for lifestyle changes and discuss with you whether you need to modify your home to make sure you’re safe. In making assessments, we check your balance, mobility, muscle strength and if you have a fear of falling.

If appropriate, you will be enrolled in our 10-week program of group education and exercise sessions. If a patient has special needs, we will provide individual counselling.

Topics included in our 10-week falls program

  • Introduction and goals of the program, benefits of exercise
  • Community resources, risks of falls, low vision, osteoporosis
  • Medication and falls, footwear, osteoarthritis, healthy eating, fear of falling
  • Memory, home and outdoor safety, how to get up from a fall, stair safety

How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

 Materials and Resources to Help You

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 Meet Our Team

Each team member contributes specialized knowledge to the care we provide, such as:

  • medical care from a geriatrician
  • nursing
  • physiotherapy